Supplying the data for English football

2 - Brighton have won back-to-back home league games in the top-flight for the first time since November 1982. Flying. 14 hours ago

20 - Tomer Hemed has had a hand in 20 goals in his last 23 league starts at the Amex Stadium for Brighton (15 goals, five assists). Source. 15 hours ago

2 - Newcastle United were the only team to beat Brighton & Hove Albion both home and away in the 2016-17 Championship season. Edge. 17 hours ago

4 - Sheffield United have scored four goals away at Hillsborough against Sheffield Wednesday for the first time in… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 hours ago

1:47 - There was just 1 minute and 47 seconds between Sheffield Wednesday's equaliser and Mark Duffy's goal. Steel. 18 hours ago

83 - Oumar Niasse has scored 83% of his PL goals as a sub (5 of 6), second only to Matt Derbyshire (90%) of players… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 18 hours ago

5 - Leon Clarke has scored five goals in his last five league matches against Sheffield Wednesday. Thorn. 19 hours ago

10 - All 10 outfield players for @ManCity were involved in this goal. Liquid. twitter.com/OptaJoe/status… 23 Sep

31 - There were 31 passes before Delph's goal v Crystal Palace, the most before a goal in the @premierleague since… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 23 Sep

7 - Since joining @LFC in 2013, Simon Mignolet has saved 7 of the 15 @premierleague penalties he's faced; more than… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 23 Sep

UK Football Deal 2013-16

UK professional football leagues announce new data partner for three seasons 2013-16

The four UK professional football Leagues (Premier League, The Football League, Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football League) have appointed Opta as their official media data collection and distribution partner for three seasons commencing with the 2013-14 season.

Opta will use their unique performance analysis technology to supply official football data from the leagues' competitions in real-time and this will be delivered across broadcast and digital channels globally.

This data includes, where appropriate, detailed tactical and positional analysis such as pitch-view graphics incorporating player-touch-maps, heat-maps and full-passing-chalkboards. These products will provide an unparalleled level of information and insight for the leagues' broadcast partners as well as hundreds of millions of fans throughout the world.

In addition, and for the first time, official partners of the Barclays Premier League, such as Barclays and EA Sports and official partners of The Football League Championship will be able to access and utilise live Opta performance data.

Opta was awarded the rights following a competitive tender process. Opta CEO Aidan Cooney commented "This is great news for Opta and great news for the fans of the UK leagues. Opta has created and shaped the agenda for the use of data driven analysis and statistics in football in the UK and around the world.  We are delighted to be now working directly with leagues such as the Premier League to expand offerings to its fans and partners".

Richard Masters, Premier League Director of Marketing & Sales, said "The Barclays Premier League recognises the increasing importance of relevant, quality and immediate data to fans, which is why we are investing in a company with a proven track record.  We look forward to working with Opta and are sure their data and analysis will help us significantly improve our digital and broadcast offerings".

Richard Heaselgrave, Chief Commercial Officer of The Football League, said "The modern football fan wants cutting edge live data at their fingertips and Opta have the ability to a deliver an outstanding, market leading service. We look forward to working with Opta and are hugely excited to be introducing live performance data for Championship matches for the very first time."

Opta has revolutionised the world of football data over the past decade and now is the official data partner for the world's most innovative leagues including Bundesliga, Eredivisie and MLS.

Live Opta football data includes every single on the ball action in a match and there are over 1,600 individual pieces of information recorded from every 90 minutes. Every action incorporates an x/y pitch co-ordinate and timestamp, detailing when and where it occurred on the pitch.

Editors Note:

The 4 UK professional football leagues and their associate competitions are:

The Barclays Premier League

Football League npower Championship

Football League npower League 1

Football League npower League 2

Football League Capital One Cup

Football League Johnstone's Paint Trophy

Scottish Premier League Clydesdale Bank Premier League

Scottish Football League Irn-Bru First Division

Scottish Football League Irn-Bru Second Division

Scottish Football League Irn-Bru Third Division

Scottish Football League The Scottish Communities League Cup

Scottish Football League Ramsdens Cup